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How to move the Window Control Buttons to Right Side - Ubuntu Linux

The majority of computer users today are used to the window buttons (minimize, maximize and close the window) on the right-hand side of the window. When Ubuntu v.10.04 was released, Canonical did a change and placed the buttons to the left-hand side instead (It's not a bug but a feature) and is still the same way in ubuntu 10.10. This tutorial will show you two different way to move them back to the right side.

Press Alt+F2 to bring up the Run Application dialog box, enter “gconf-editor” in the text field, and click on Run, The Configuration Editor should pop up.

Navigate to apps/metacity/general. In the right pane look for an entry for button layout and change it to menu:maximize,minimize,close and you are done.

Moving the window control button to right side becomes more easy if you got ubuntu tweak installed.

Go to Application > System Tools > Ubuntu Tweak and navigate to Desktop > Window Manager Settings section and change the Window Titlebar Button layout section to "Right" and save the settings


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